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Natural History study of inherited retinal dystrophies

Opportunities exist for PhD and MPhil students to undertake projects in understanding inherited eye diseases. In particular developing outcome measures by combining structural and f more...

Supervisor(s): Grigg, John (Professor)

Passive joint range of motion in stroke: Are we measuring the right thing?

This is an exciting postgraduate research opportunity to investigate to what extent unwanted muscle activity affects measures of joint range of motion after stroke. The findings fro more...

Supervisor(s): Diong, Joanna (Dr)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare

The Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare study will examine several aspects in the identification of immune measures relevant to production outcome. This presents oppo more...

Supervisor(s): Purdie, Auriol (Dr)

Investigating the impacts of visual arts on primary chronic pain

This project consists of a series of studies investigating the physiological, social and psychological impacts of visual arts on patients with chronic pain. more...

Supervisor(s): Pourkazemi, Fereshteh (Dr), McKay, Marnee (Dr)

A comprehensive analysis of injuries in surfing: epidemiology, aetiology, biomechanics and injury prevention

This project aims to define common injury patterns in professional and non-professional surfers, discover likely mechanisms of injury through biomechanical analysis, and finally ide more...

Supervisor(s): McKay, Marnee (Dr), Pappas, Evangelos (Professor)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

From the molecular study of receptor-ligand interactions to novel biomarkers of disease and non-invasive brain imaging - opportunities in basic and clinically oriented research

Methodologically broad but thematically focused on the role of receptors in glial (non-neuronal) cells in brain disease, the available basic science projects are concerned with the more...

Supervisor(s): Banati, Richard (Professor)

Evaluation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.

An opportunity exists to undertake a PhD as part of a project entitled Implementation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.  more...

Supervisor(s): Rebbeck, Trudy (Dr), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Simic, Milena (Dr), Evans, Kerrie (Dr)

New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor)